2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
Ref: 01 401 7764 3185

2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze
Regular price
£1,750.00
Sale price
£1,750.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 01 401 7764 3185
Movement : Automatic Oris Cal. 401
Age : 2021/2030
Specific Age : December 2022
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 48mm
Lugs :
20mm
Condition :
Pre-Owned 
Box & Papers :
Box & Papers
Case Material :
Bronze
Warranty :
12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its Oris box, swing tag and Oris paperwork, all of which relate to the Carl Brashear limited edition. It comes paired with its 20mm blue fabric strap secured by a bronze loop and signed fastener. The bronze has developed its warm tones and natural patina, and this will continue to develop. The watch is from December 2022 and is in worn condition, so some signs of wear will be seen, but overall, it is in fair condition, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1dWNlijFfHZUoDVu6E70Lp34uV-e-3dRG?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 23:02 - https://youtu.be/-LySNlvArqQ


The Watch

Here we have a 2022 Oris Carl Brashear Cal. 401 40mm Limited Edition Bronze, this limited edition of 0602/2000 pieces commemorates the US Navy's first African-American Master Diver, Carl Brashear. Brashear joined the Navy in 1948 at 17 and graduated in 1956. In 1966, he had a devastating accident and lost the lower part of his leg; despite this, after a long recovery, he became the Navy's first amputee diver, he was re-certified in 1968 and was awarded Master Diver in 1970. The film Men of Honor tells his story. The curvaceous 40mm bronze case has a lug-to-lug length of 48mm and a case thickness of 12.5mm, giving the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side is a signed screw-down crown with a coin edge for grip. The unidirectional bronze bezel has raised 60-minute dive scale numerals and engraved markings. Excellent viewing angles are achieved by a domed on both sides sapphire crystal AR coating on the inside that sits above a striking deep blue dial with lumed bronze hour disc and rounded baton indexes; bronze baton hands sit above a sub-seconds at 6 o'clock. On the reverse, a stainless steel screw-down case back, engraved with the details of the watch around its edge and the special polished Carl Brashear helmet in relief and number out of 2000; inside, we have automatic Oris Cal. 401 (no date) the first watch to use this in-house movement, 24 jewels, beating at 28,800bph, a unidirectional skeletonised rotor and a 120-hour power reserve. The watch comes paired with its 20mm blue fabric strap secured by a bronze loop and signed fastener and comes with its Oris presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

This Oris Limited Edition Bronze diver, powered by the impressive 5-day automatic Oris Cal. 401, is to commemorate the US Navy's first African-American Master Diver, Carl Brashear. Brashear joined the Navy in 1948 at 17 and graduated in 1956. In 1966, he had a devastating accident and lost the lower part of his leg; despite this, after a long recovery, he became the Navy's first amputee diver, he was re-certified in 1968 and was awarded Master Diver in 1970. A wonderful watch to commemorate an important gentleman, Oris would be the ones to do this one justice!


The Brand

Oris was founded by Paul Cattin and George Christian in the Swiss town of Hölstein.  They bought a factory and signed a contract with the mayor in 1904. Initially making pocket watches in 1925, they started to add bracelets to their pocket watches, which soon transitioned into the wristwatch. By 1929, they had a total of six factories. At the end of the 1960s, Oris became one of the largest watch companies in the world, producing approximately 1.2 million timepieces a year. In 1982, Dr Rolf Portmann and Ulrich W. Herzog led a management buyout from Swatch Group. Unhappy with the way the Group was running things. Oris SA was born as an independent Swiss watch brand. 2002 saw their distinctive Red Rotor become an Oris registered Trademark.